Basic Features of CLT Method
(1) CLT: Meaning is paramount.
(2) CLT: Dialogs, if used, center around communicative functions and are not normally memorized.
(3) CLT: Contextualization is a basic premise.
(4) CLT: Language learning is learning to communicate.
(5) CLT: Effective communication is sought.
(6) CLT: Drilling may occur, but peripherially.
(7) CLT: Comprehensible pronunciation is sought.
(8) CLT: Any device which helps the learners is accepted – varying according to their age, interest, etc.
(9) CLT: Attempts to communicate may be encouraged from the very beginning.
(10) CLT: Judicious use of native language is accepted where feasible.
(11) CLT: Translation may be used where students need or benefit from it.
(12) CLT: Reading and writing can start from the first day, if desired.
(13) CLT: The target linguistic system will be learned best through the process of struggling to communicate.
(14) CLT: Communicative competence is the desired goal.
(15) CLT: Linguistic variation is a central concept in materials and methods.
(16) CLT: Sequencing is determined by any consideration of content function, or meaning which maintains interest.
(17) CLT: Teachers help learners in any way that motivates them to work with the language.
(18) CLT: Language is created by the individual often through trial and error.
(21) CLT: The teacher cannot know exactly what language the students will use.
(22) CLT: Intrinsic motivation will spring from an interest in what is being communicated by the language.